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I like/fear Lousia May Alcott much more after discovering that,she was a cult leader at six years old.

Apparently, she convinced the other kids in her neighbourhood of the existence of a fearsome Cat Demon, "KittyMousey." She then claimed to be the chosen avatar of said demon. The demon, speaking through Alcott, convinced the kids to worship her, do "naughty deeds" and appease her with sacrifices.

Apparently the neighbourhood parents found out and put a stop to this after Alcott persuaded the terrified kids to burn their favourite toys in a sacrificial bonfire.

</things you didn't see in Little Women>

Date: 2011-04-28 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kate-schaefer.livejournal.com
She used that incident in (I think) Little Men, to great effect. I think the perpetrators were Daisy and Demi, Meg's twins.

Date: 2011-05-19 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akashiver.livejournal.com
Doh! I never read that novel.

Date: 2011-04-28 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kendokamel.livejournal.com
Egads, I never convinced anyone to do anything when I was a kid. I feel so unaccomplished.

Date: 2011-04-28 04:12 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-04-28 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ombriel.livejournal.com
I guess was a cult leader as well. I got a whole group of kids to vow to never, ever, in the course of the rest of their lives, ever...harm vegetation.

Nobody ever attempted to appease me with sacrifices, though. I guess that would have gotten close to breaking the vow, and who knows what kind of 8-year-old-me wrath that would have invoked.

Date: 2011-05-19 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akashiver.livejournal.com
But I expected this of you, Dar. Well, not the holding-back-from-sacrifices part.

Date: 2011-04-28 02:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] teleidoplex
I got a group of kids - boys and girls - to spend three days of recess out in the field behind our school, weaving a massive flower chain. We were going to enter it in the Guinness Book of World Records. We were in the third (maybe fourth) grade.

At the end of each day, I took the chain home, joined it up with the chain of the previous day, and put it in an orange tupperware container in our fridge.

On the third day... the container was gone. My mom had thrown it away. I was so embarrassed... I don't remember what I told the kids at school. I think I might have pretended to be sick so I wouldn't have to go for a few days.

The KittyMousey cult would have been cooler.

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